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Saudi Arabia, a world leader in executions, weighs ending capital punishment for drug crimes

This story by Washington Post reporter Kareem Fahim examined off the record briefings that Saudi Arabia is considering abolishing all discretionary death sentences, which would in effect end capital punishment for drug offences in the Kingdom.

Saudi rhetoric on criminal justice reform has not been matched by action, though, so can rumours of such a major change be trusted?

Read the article in the Washington Post here.